Tips for Organizing Christmas

Hi everyone! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a new theme for our crafty series for December.
This month we are discussing all things ORGANIZATION! And since we’re still in the beginning of December, I thought we could discuss organizing Christmas.

I love making lists and, even more so, marking things off of them when they are complete! Years go I made a Christmas Planner and it was such a big help during the holidays. I even have a blank (free) December calendar printable that you can use for keeping December straight, marking holiday parties, when and where to gift shop, or even to keep up with the antics of your Elf on the Shelf (which is what I use it for).

Stay organized this December with this round up of adorable and USEFUL Christmas Planner FREE Printables!
I have rounded up some great printables to help you stay organized all December long! Many of these are offered as both 8.5×11 sheets as well as the smaller A5 paper size for small binders. Print the set that most suits you or mix and match to be sure you get everything you need.

Free Christmas Planner Printables
This set includes all of the major printables you need to keep organized for Christmas. I need the Christmas card list something fierce!
Free Christmas Planner Printables from Mom’s Favorite Stuff

Free Christmas Planner Printables
You can plan your entire month of December in one sitting with this planner set.
Free Christmas Planner Printables from Art & Whimsy

Free Printable Wish Lists
These printable wish lists are perfect for anyone to fill out. Print and hand out to family member to learn what they really want for Christmas. The color scheme and patterns are pretty darn cute, too!
Free Printable Wish Lists from Organizing Home Life

Free Holiday Printables
Raise your hand if you’re a list lover! (My hand is waving SUPER high!) I could fill these lists out for days.
List Lovers Free Holiday Printables from Home Coming

Free Holiday Meal Planning Printable
I’m loving this Holiday Menu Planner for keeping various holiday meals and get togethers in order! It also comes with a printable holiday baking list to keep track of your special recipes. There are also lots of tips to help make your meal planning prep run smooth.
Free Holiday Meal Planning Printable from Organizing Junkie

Free Printable Christmas Planner
One of my favorite things about this planner, besides the color scheme, is that it comes with a sheet to record Christmas crafts. How awesome is that?? It’s not only for planning holiday crafts with my kids, but any crafts I’ve seen that I want to create.
Free Printable Christmas Planner from A Typical English Home

Christmas Gift List Printable
Just in need of somewhere to write out your gift lists? This free printable may be all you need.
Christmas Gift List Printable from Minted Strawberry

Christmas Planner Free Printable
This clever planner set comes complete with a cleaning list which, while not the funnest aspect of Christmas, still needs to be tackled.
Free Christmas Planner Download from Becoming Martha

Free Holiday Planner Printable
The planner is great for people keeping to a strict budget for Christmas. Keep up with costs and purchases. I also love this set because it has a page just for YOU! Keep a list of what YOU want/need for Christmas.
Free Holiday Planner Printable from A Bowl Full of Lemons

Free Christmas Planner Printables
This unique planner set comes with a sheet just for the Christmas tree: need new ornaments? need to replace bulbs? Write it down so you don’t forget. I’m also loving the Cookie Shopping List page. A sheet dedicated just to Christmas cookies?? This is totally up my alley!
Free Christmas Planner Printables from Growing Up Gabel

Printables to Organize Christmas
This cute set stands out for it for it’s cute page for the kids to fill and and breakdown list for parents to record where gifts are coming from: you, Santa, stocking.
Printables to Organize Christmas from Mary Organizes

Free Printable Planner Stickers
Already have a planner or holiday calendar? Print and cut these free planner stickers to help you with your organization!
Printable Planner Stickers from Planner Addiction

Must Have Craft Tips & More! Will these Christmas planner printables help you stay organized? Do you already use a similar system? I’ll be mixing and matching my favorites into a new binder for this year!


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DIY Planner Cover

Hello friends! I’m stopping by today to share my adorable DIY Planner Cover with you!

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If you know me at all then you know I am a planner and a list writer. Multiple lists, multiple calendars. It’s my thing. I have a planner that is just for homeschool (which I adore and you can find it for sale via @homeeducator on Instagram), our family wall calendar (it’s dry erase), my iphone calendar, and then my daily (paper) calendar. I am SUPER picky about planners. SUPER. I’ve only found one daily planner that I truly truly love (same goes with my homeschool planner) but the designer (my cute friend Emmy) stopped making them to focus her time elsewhere. You can imagine how excited I was to find out that @itsjustemmy was planning on selling her planners again!! Insert: happy dance. As soon as it arrived, I broke out my paper crafting supplies and started decorating my planner cover. You can find a great tutorial on Emmy’s blog HERE. Super easy!

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I went through my paper stash and got to work. I traced the cover on a piece of floral scrapbook paper and cut it out carefully. Then I cut a 2 inch strip out of pink glitter paper to overlay. I used double sided photo tape to adhere everything. Then I busted out the fun stickers…

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I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to start filling it in. I even started adding stickers and things to the inside…

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I love that I can personalize my own cover… or that it’s cute enough to just leave black and white! 

Head on over to Emmy’s shop to get your planner… once they are gone, they are GONE! 

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This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really love this planner and my awesome friend Emmy. I only share products and shops that I love and that I think my readers will love too.

Fancy Paperclip Bookmarks

Hey friends!

Did you have a good weekend? My dad fixed the air conditioner in my car so we had a GREAT weekend. NEVER take your vehicle’s ac for granted. Never EVER. It’s pretty much in my top 5 things to be most thankful for. What did you guys do over the weekend?

I also organized a bit over the weekend. I added to my August calendars (yes…that was supposed to be plural), worked on meal planning, made a list of the projects I am going to knock out this week, and planned out our first unit for homeschool (that we are starting today…wish us luck!).

I do love to be organized…but there are few things I do to make planning and organizing more fun (nerd alert!). If I think it’s fun, I’m more apt to stick with it. Here are some of the things I do that maybe you already do or maybe you’ll want to try to make organizing more fun for YOU

-Get a pretty planner to keep with you at all times 

(I recommend Much Ado About You planners. Honestly my favorite planner EVER).

-Use colorful pens 

(I like the thin Sharpies)

-Washi tape important events 

(I got my washi from Target but you can order it online and get it at most craft stores)

-Bookmark pages in your planner so you can flip to them easily

(I like to make pretty bookmarks)

Speaking of pretty bookmarks, did you see the adorable Button Bookmarks that Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time made? Jamielyn’s bookmarks actually inspired the bookmarks I am going to share with you today…


-paper clips

-paper flowers


-baker’s twine

-washi tape



-glue gun and glue sticks

I used supplies I already had. I highly suggest looking through your craft and scrapbooking stash to see if you can find anything to dress up those paper clips.

The steps are pretty simple…

For the baker’s twine bow bookmarks, I simply tied a bow (knotting it first) and trimmed the ends.

For the washi tape bookmarks, I trimmed down the tape and wrapped it around the top of the paperclip. Then I just trimmed up the end with my scissors.

And for the paper flower bookmarks, I layered the paper flowers and glued with hot glue. I glued a small piece of felt on the back to hold the flower in place.

So cute, right?

Now my bookmarks feel so fancy…especially in my adorable Much Ado About You planner.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you have fun organizing this week.

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